Feb 08, 2023  
Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity A.A.S.

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Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public and Human Services
Academic Dept: Computer Information Systems and Office Technologies
HEGIS: 5199
Curriculum Chair: Prof. John Watkins
Office: CLA-26
Telephone: 914-606-8519
Email: john.watkins@sunywcc.edu

A Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

The Cybersecurity major provides a firm foundation in the basic principles of business security. It covers the functions of hardware, operating systems, databases and networks. It is designed to integrate skills in the areas of information management, PC security, cyber-security, the proper collection and analysis of computer based evidence and protecting that evidence for courts of law.

This program prepares the student for employment in entry-level positions in information systems departments, information assurance, security firms and digital forensics.

The curriculum is designed for both the student who intends to seek full-time employment after graduation and the student who wishes to transfer to Information Assurance, Information Systems or Information Technology programs at a four-year college.


Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how the hardware of computer systems functions, and be able to manage, protect and secure including Forensic extraction from hardware and software applications.
  2. Understand how the operating system of workstation and server functions, and how to setup, manage, identify and recognize problems and attacks.
  3. Understand how the computer network functions, and how to setup, manage, identify and recognize patterns related to attacks using network packets and software behavioral analysis.
  4. Understand the many other ways that the security of computer systems, are breached and how to make the computer systems more secure.
  5. Write comprehension reports of security and forensic information that could be used in a court of law.

General Education Requirements - 26 Credits

Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)

Natural Sciences (4 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits)

American History or Western Civilization (3 credits)

  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    American History – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Western Civilization – see SUNY General Education Courses  

Minimum Total Credits - 62

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan 

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